1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

With just 16,200 miles and few devoted owners from new, this 1960 Impala convertible must be one of most original examples left.

Equipped with the high-output 348-ci engine, this exceptional Chevrolet has been a cornerstone of the current owner’s exquisite Southern California collection for decades, and was purchased by him from the second owner, who had used the car sparingly for parades and other special occasions. “It took me about 12 years to purchase this unique Chevy,” states the owner. “I was fascinated by the originality and how amazingly well it was preserved. I had to keep calling the guy for 12 years until he let me buy the car.”

At the 1994 AACA fall meet in Hershey, PA, the Impala earned a 1st Junior Award. Well maintained and started and run regularly, this highly original Impala even retains the factory-optioned tissue box underneath the dash — still intact with a very old box of tissues — and an oil-change decal dating to 1963 is affixed to the door jamb.